Man claims Motorola Droid 2 exploded in his ear

A man in Texas has an ear covered in bandages after, he claims, a two-day-old Motorola Droid 2 exploded while he was using it. Strangely, the phone still works.

You have, perhaps, occasionally had your ear bitten off over the phone. However, fewer are the people who have experienced their phone actually exploding into their ear, causing bleeding and a strange sensation of surprise.

However, such is the claim being made by one Aron Embry of Cedar Hills, Texas, who told Fox4 in Dallas Fort-Worth that his two-day-old Motorola Droid 2 blew up on him without reason as he was getting into his car.

His description to Fox4 offers an atmosphere redolent of David Cronenberg: "I heard a pop. I didn't feel any pain initially. I pulled the phone down. I felt something dripping. I realized that it was probably was blood."

Embry reports that the horror deepened when he went back into his house. "As I got into the bathroom and once I got to the mirror and saw it, it was only then I kinda looked at my phone and noticed the screen had appeared to burst outward," he said.

Strangely, Embry's first reaction was to go see his wife, who works at a school. It was she who called 911.

You might presume that this was because Embry's allegedly explosive Droid 2 was no longer working. In which case you would assume that all diplomats are governed by truth.

For the Droid 2, though its glass is cracked and it appears to enjoy bloodstains, still functions. And Motorola's phone does not, thus far, have a reputation for blowing up on its users.

Embry, though, has his ear fully bandaged, while Motorola says it is contacting him (by phone?) to see what might have occurred.

Many will speculate what sort of random happening might have taken place as Embry was getting into his car. Perhaps Embry's grip is unusually strong and charged. Perhaps there was some astonishing electrical event that transpired in that one small piece of Texas.

Or perhaps this was a case, as might be portended by promised new WikiLeaks, of aliens coming ever closer to our smartphoned midst.